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 Post subject: Steam - problem launching games
 Post Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:41 pm 
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Just installed a new Windows 7 partition. Installed steam and copied my game files over.

Installed the latest Nvidia drivers.

When I try to launch a game, the screen goes black and then returns to the desktop - the game runs in the background, but I can't ever get the game to stay on the screen without it jumping back to the desktop. Anyone every seen that happen?

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 Post subject: Re: Steam - problem launching games
 Post Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:01 pm 
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No, I haven't--very strange! I wonder if this doesn't have something to do with the new "big picture" feature of Steam? I avoid that like the plague--I've found it pretty hard to exit out of.

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 Post subject: Re: Steam - problem launching games
 Post Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:36 am 
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Tried installing DirectX . . . still issues . . .

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 Post subject: Re: Steam - problem launching games
 Post Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:24 am 
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What game?

What does your event logs say?

Also, did you verify cache for the game after transferring the game files?

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 Post subject: Re: Steam - problem launching games
 Post Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:33 pm 
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Battlefield 2 and Arkham City are 2 that have issues. Skyrim seems to load fine. Strange.

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 Post subject: Re: Steam - problem launching games
 Post Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:30 pm 
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DirectX issue? Disable dx 11-did you mean BF3?

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 Post subject: Re: Steam - problem launching games
 Post Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:55 pm 
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Tried reinstalling DirectX again per above post. I tried BF2 - BF3 I have to launch from Origin . . .

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 Post subject: Re: Steam - problem launching games
 Post Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:50 pm 
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Think I have this fixed - will check tonight and post info . . .

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